Tackling Mental Health at the Counseling Center

Elise Taylor, Multimedia Journalist

Mental health concerns have been on the rise in recent years. Those concerns have become worse over the last year and a half thanks to the pandemic.

At the same time, the need for counseling services has never been greater. 

For those seeking help, the university offers free counseling services for students. 

All full time students over eighteen are given sixteen sessions at no cost to them. 

“Scheduling an appointment with us is really easy. Students have two options. They can either walk in the counseling center to set up an appointment or they can always call to set up an appointment,” said Angela Landers, Assistant Director for Outreach and Community Engagement. 

The counseling center offers individual, couple and group sessions as well as drop-in workshops through Zoom. 

These services are designed to help them handle challenges and encourage personal growth and development.

“Going to a therapist really helps. I think people really overlook mental health and it should be brought up more,” said senior, Briana Sanders. 

Services include support for the LGBTQ plus community, a sexual assault response team, same day service solutions, and a crisis line. 

Students on campus agree that mental health is important and believe that you can always reach out to the people around you to get help. 

“There are a lot of people here for you, you are not alone and you have so many resources and I believe in you,” said sophomore, AJ Abad.